I have one copy of Handmade Marketplace to give away,
read to the bottom to learn how to win.

(photo from karichapin.com)

Oh, I can not tell you HOW excited I am about this book!

I was honored to be interviewed for it, to serve as part of the “Creative Collective” – the group of makers who contributed bits of our own experiences.

That was crazy exciting, but then I got the book in my hands.

And oh, I'm far beyond excited to be included in it, I'm thrilled that this book exists.
I'm thrilled I have something to recommend, as a complete resource, when someone asks “How do I start a crafty biz?”

It has everything a crafter needs to know/think about/plan for in selling their crafts. Craft shows, marketing, making their thing, wholesale, everything!

I have read a loooot of business books.
Most of them are geared to big businesses.
A few are aimed at truly tiny businesses (my favorite: The Boss of You)
Even fewer are about craft businesses (and the best, by Barbara Brabec are over 20 years old)

But this is the first book  for us.
Crafters who blog. And podcast. And sell online.

Obviously my review is wildly biased because the book is filled with people I adore (Kari! Kim! Diane!)…but my mom (who is totally out of the online-craft-world loop) called me last night to say “I can NOT put this book down! It's teaching me SO much!”

Thanks to the kind people at Storey, I have one book to give away to a commenter!

To enter: leave a comment with your business question and I'll choose one commenter randomly and announce the winner next Friday!

PS. I met the author (and everyone else mentioned in this post) on Twitter. Being a part of this book is just one of the fabulous side-effects of loving Twitter.

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56 Comments on Handmade Marketplace – book giveaway!

  1. Kirsty
    April 7, 2010 at 10:16 pm (9 years ago)

    Where do you go to find out if there are safety regulations you must meet regarding the craft you make, such as children's clothing?

  2. Jean
    August 6, 2010 at 1:35 pm (9 years ago)

    This book sound like it is just what I am looking for – a guide to get into the selling market! I have always done hand crafted items for myself and as gifts, sold some here and there to people that like what I have done. But, I really need help in breaking into the web idea, and possibly consignment shops. I will have go out and find to book to look at it, Thanks for the hints and good ideas!

  3. Stephanie
    January 6, 2011 at 2:07 am (9 years ago)

    I have been making things for years but never thought of selling them for profit until here recently. All the reviews I have read are positive. I am just trying to get a better understanding of marketing these types of products. I enjoy creating new things and helping others at the same time. All of my creations have been gifts to family and friends. Maybe with further research I can find the right guideline to prosper. Great page btw. ; }

  4. Anonymous
    January 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm (9 years ago)

    Thanks for your note Stephanie!

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